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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Aug 04, 2011 Volume 11, Number 2

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. Message interactions in online asynchronous discussions: The problem of being “too nice”

    Geoffrey Roulet, Queen's University at Kingston

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  2. Cultural dimensions of learning: Addressing the challenges of multicultural instruction

    Patrick Parrish, The COMET Program; Jennifer Linder-VanBerschot, University of Colorado-Denver

    The growing multicultural nature of education and training environments makes it critical that instructors and instructional designers, especially those working in online learning environments,... More

    pp. 1-19

  3. Unbundling faculty roles in online distance education programs

    Jan Tucker & Patricia Neely, Kaplan University

    Many colleges and universities are expanding their current online offerings and creating new programs to address growing enrollment. Institutions often utilize online education as a method to serve... More

    pp. 20-32

  4. Process-based assessment for professional learning in higher education: Perspectives on the student-teacher relationship

    Peter Bergström, Doctoral student

    This article reports on a study that was carried out in autumn 2007 with students in a professional nurse education distance course at a Swedish university. The study aimed to develop a greater... More

    pp. 33-48

  5. The relationship between academic discipline and dialogic behavior in open university course forums

    Paul Gorsky, Avner Caspi, Avishai Antonovsky, Ina Blau & Asmahan Mansur

    The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between disciplinary difference (exact and natural sciences versus humanities) and the dialogic behavior that occurred in Open... More

    pp. 49-72

  6. Length of online course and student satisfaction, perceived learning, and academic performance

    Janet Ferguson, Canisius College; Amy DeFelice, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center

    This research presents findings from a two-part study. In the first part, graduate students taking online courses were given a course evaluation form. Student responses from online abbreviated... More

    pp. 73-84

  7. The challenges of implementing distance education in Uganda: A case study

    Gudula Basaza, Uganda Martyrs University; Natalie Milman, The George Washington University; Clayton Wright

    This brief case study provides a pithy introduction to Uganda and outlines key factors that affect the implementation of distance education in the nation: poor infrastructure, the high cost of an... More

    pp. 85-91

  8. Learning cultures in online education

    Nataly Tcherepashenets, SUNY, Empire State College

    pp. 92-96

  9. Perspectives on distance education: Open schooling in the 21st century

    Ramesh Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University

    pp. 97-99

  10. Thirty years of distance education: Personal reflections

    Terralyn McKee, Athabasca University

    This paper reflects on the evolving experience of modern distance education (DE) as a field of practice for professionals and as a medium for student access to education and training. The writer’s ... More

    pp. 100-109

  11. Universal instructional design principles for Moodle

    Tanya Elias, Athabasca University

    This paper identifies a set of universal instructional design (UID) principles appropriate to distance education (DE) and specifically tailored to the needs of instructional designers and... More

    pp. 110-124